All of our school meals are prepared fresh each day on site by our own catering staff.
Our school kitchens are committed to cooking healthy, nutritious food with the aim of supporting families to provide children with a balanced and varied diet. With an emphasis on quality and value, our food is freshly prepared and where possible, we procure food that meets the following criteria:
- It is sourced or produced locally
- It comes from sustainable sources or ethical suppliers
- Meat is Farm Assured
- We do not use any undesirable additives or hydrogenated fats
The philosophy at our schools is to create a sociable, friendly, supportive family environment while eating healthy food at lunch times.
When our schools are fully open, all children eat their lunch in the main hall over two sittings. Our Nursery and Reception children eat first. Over the lunch period the older children have responsibilities to lead, interact and support the younger children with table manners, providing drink refills, help with clearing up, etc.
In Key Stage 1, all children are provided with a free hot school meal, under the government’s Universal Free School Meals programme. Parents can choose a meal for their child from the menu, or if no choice is made the main option for the day will be provided. Parents are welcome to provide a healthy packed lunch for their child if they would prefer.
In Nursery and Key Stage 2, children can bring their own healthy packed lunch or pay to have a hot school dinner, which needs to be booked in advance.
Our menu changes at least every 2nd term to ensure we offer seasonal variations. Our menus are child friendly and a typical weekly menu may include a roast dinner, a fish day, homemade pizza and pasta bolognaise. A non-meat option is available daily, as well as a dessert. All meals are supplemented with salad and bread and water is freely available. Meals are priced at £2.30 per day.
Here is an example of a typical termly menu at one of our schools
Healthy Packed Lunches
Here is some information on how to put together a healthy packed lunch
Free School Meals
The government provides funding to schools which helps to support children from lower income families, do their very best – including providing Free School Meals to children in Key Stage 2 from those families that qualify.
If your joint family income is £16,190 or less and / or you are in receipt of specific benefits, then we encourage you to register for Free School Meals. All applications for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium Funding, are processed by WIltshire Council.